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Orbán: Govt Ready to Work with Cooperative Local Councils

The government is ready to “cooperate with all mayors and local councils that are themselves ready to cooperate,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in parliament’s opening autumn session on Monday. Referring to the recent local elections, Orbán said that “everybody, regardless of party affiliation, must work for Hungary and the Hungarian …

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New Budapest Leadership Seeks Partnership with Gov’t, says Karácsony

Budapest’s new leadership is ready to develop a partnership with the Orbán government, mayor-elect Gergely Karácsony said on Wednesday. Karácsony told an international press conference that he would ask for a personal meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán after he enters office on Friday. Karácsony also said that he would invite all …

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Hungary’s 10 Major Problem Areas, Listed by National Bank Governor Matolcsy

György Matolcsy wrote a ten-point list of major areas in need of improvement and development in Hungary. In his article published on Novekedes.hu, the Governor of the National Bank of Hungary touches on many issues from the (still non-existent) Ferihegy high-speed railway, to solving the problems of women wanting babies, to the sugar …

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The Left-liberal Opposition Takes Over Budapest

Apart from certain important cities, the country remained orange in general, while in Budapest, the joint opposition scored a much-awaited and in certain districts, a very surprising victory. Analysts agree this might bring a new era in domestic politics. No pollster predicted Gergely Karácsony’s victory. What is more, his triumph was rather …

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Guinness Record in Budapest!!! – Two Frenchmen cycled 4,000 km, drawing ‘LOVE’ on the map

Budapest has been chosen as the final destination of the two French cyclists who accomplished their ‘LOVE’ tour, finishing at Kossuth Square. The two adventurers started their trip in Nancy and cycled through Europe in a way that their itinerary sketched the word ‘love,’ reported France Info. The meaningful word …

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Orbán on Fidesz EPP Membership: ‘We Will Decide in a Few Weeks’

Ruling Fidesz and Silvio Berlusconi’s party Forza Italia will continue to work closely together, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public media on Thursday. Orbán held talks with Berlusconi, the leader of the party, and deputy party leader Antonio Tajani. Silvio Berlusconi and Viktor Orbán. Photo by Balázs Szecsődi/PM’s Press Office Orbán said after the …

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New medical center opens in Budapest! – Saving lives without surgical operation

A special medical training and research institute opens in Budapest which is considered to be unique in the Central and Eastern European region – as Hungary is the first country where surgical techniques will be taught and applied without incision – reported by Premier Med Health, Educational and Research Institute …

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The Stakes of Upcoming Local Elections Through Experts’ Eyes

According to political analysts, the upcoming municipal election might have the highest stakes out of all the local elections since the regime change in Hungary.  Although not necessarily for government parties, more likely this year’s municipal election will be decisive for the whole Hungarian opposition. The fate of these political …

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Comfy parking: A Hungarian start-up won an international award in Vienna

The Budapest-based Rollet has been prized and praised to be the most promising start-up enterprise of 2019. The ceremony took place at the Property Forum of Vienna, the most prestigious real-estate conference in the region where the top 100 most influential companies represent themselves from all over Central Europe. According …

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New Terminal to Replace Low Cost ‘Container Building’ at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport is building a new wing to serve low-cost airline passengers at Liszt Ferenc International Airport, according to information from Magyar Nemzet. The news was confirmed by Budapest Airport. According to current information, the construction of the one-story facility is currently underway on the site of the previously planned Ferihegy 2C terminal. …

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Orbán in Italy: Christian Democratic State Has Been Built in Hungary

Hungary has in recent years postulated a political and state model: it has constructed a Christian democratic state, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a meeting of the national-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI) party in Rome on Saturday. This model works and is successful, Orbán said. The political success is obvious: Hungary’s …

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Pollsters: Who Will Likely Be the Next Mayor of Budapest?

With the local elections just around the corner, we take a look at the chances of mayoral candidates in Budapest. Will Fidesz supported István Tarlós win his third consecutive term on October 13 or this time joint leftist opposition candidate Gergely Karácsony will defeat the incumbent mayor? Also, what are the chances …

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A Hungarian is the astrophotographer of 2019 – Photos Read

The president of the Hungarian Astrophotographer Association, László Francsics, won three different awards at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Competition. Apart from his picture of the Full Moon turning red as it is entering the shadow of the Earth, his infrared Saturn was also awarded.  Competitors could register …

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Fire Breaks out at High-Rise Building in Budapest

The insulation used in the roof structure of a seven-story, uninhabited building under construction was caught on fire in Gidófalvy Lajos Street in the 13th district on Thursday. The fire was extinguished shortly after 5 pm. Nobody was injured. A fire occurred in the roof structure of a seven-story high-rise building in …

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